DraftWork: Tess Dworman / Stacy Matthew Spence – Danspace Project
View all

DraftWork: Tess Dworman / Stacy Matthew Spence

Stacy Spence. Photo: Liz Ligon.

Saturday, October 22, at 3pm

Admission: Free with RSVP.


Please check back soon for more information regarding accessibility.

Danspace Project’s DraftWork series hosts free, informal showings of new works in varying stages of development. 

Showings are followed by a reception, conversation, and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator, Ishmael Houston-Jones.

Please note: DonChristian Jones was originally scheduled to present on this afternoon. Tess Dworman will now be presenting.

Before you visit:

Accessibility at Danspace Project
Covid Safety at Danspace Project

Tess Dworman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, voiceover actor, and audio describer. In New York, her choreographic work has been presented by Abrons Arts Center, BOFFO, Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Performance Space New York, and the Chocolate Factory Theater, among others. In 2020, Tess was honored as an “Outstanding Breakout Choreographer” by the Bessies New York Dance & Performance Awards. She currently performs in the work of Juliana F. May and Tere O’Connor.

Stacy Matthew Spence is a New York City based choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Stacyʼs choreography has been commissioned by The High Line with visual artist Ronny Quevedo, Danspace Project, The New School, Ishmael Houston-Jones’s Platform 2012: Parallels for Danspace Project and Tisch School of the Arts. Stacy has performed in co/motion directed by Margaret Peak as part of Jason Moranʼs Whitney Biennial: Bleed, in Deborah Hayʼs Blues as part of Ralph Lemonʼs One Fine Day at The Museum of Modern Art NY and Joanna Kotze’s BIG BEATS. Stacy danced with The Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1997-2006, was Education Director 2018-2021 and continues collaborating with the company through teaching and re-staging Trisha’s work. He has also taught nationally and internationally at institutions such as The New School, Juilliard, Barnard College, Tisch School of the Arts, Manhattan Marymount College, London Contemporary Dance School, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, and Movement Research. Stacy is currently an instructor at The New School in New York City and is a Gibney Dance in Process (DiP) Resident Artist 2022-23.


DraftWork is presented, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Skip to content